The holidays are fast approaching, and we all probably wish for a little more money to spend on gifts and festivities. What our Brooklyn neighbors might not know is that a source of easy money is within reach by making a few simple changes to cut down on household water usage.
The Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to share some water-saving tips that can help spare your wallet for the holidays and beyond.
If you haven’t installed low-flow fixtures in your kitchen and bathrooms, you’re pouring hundreds of dollars down the drain per year. Older fixtures use roughly 2.2 gallons of water per minute they’re on, which means replacing them with WaterSense-certified fixtures can save dozens of gallons of water per day. Low-flow no longer means compromise, with most products working as well or better than the ones they replace.
If you can’t replace your fixtures right now, consider fixing the ones that drip or leak. A single dripping faucet can use more than 20 gallons of water per day, and a leaking or flowing toilet can waste nearly 200.
Think about how much water goes down the drain in your home every day. By turning off the water while washing your hands, brushing your teeth or washing dishes, you can save hundreds of gallons over the course of a month. With shorter showers and better automatic dishwasher and washing machine habits, you can save even more.
We love the historic homes here in Brooklyn, but sometimes what’s charming isn’t necessarily efficient. Old pipes are more likely to leak, especially during the winter. Schedule a free plumbing inspection to make sure your home’s pipes aren’t leaking water inside or outside your home.
If you want to increase your home’s water efficiency, the plumbing experts at Petri are here to help. Give us a call at (718) 748-1254 today.
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